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Your complete directory of Florida candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: June 17, 2022
State Primary: August 23, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on June 27, 2022


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the General Election.)
Ron DeSantis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Charlie Crist (D) - Congressman, Ex-Governor, Ex-Attorney General & Ex-State Sen.
Cadance Daniel (D) - Consultant
Nikki Fried (D) - State Agriculture Commissioner & Attorney
Robert Willis (D) - Teacher
Hector Roos (L) - Political Consultant & Realtor
Carmen Gimenez (NPA) - Public Relations Consulant & Venezuelan Human Rights Activist
Jodi Jeloudov (NPA)
Piotr Blass (WI) - Retired College Professor, Mathematician & Frequent Candidate
Kyle "KC" Gibson (WI) - Pastor & Frequent Candidate
James Thompson (WI) - Pastor & Vietnam War Veteran

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Jeb Bush - 1994

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Jeanette Nunez (R)*

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Ashley Moody (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Aramis Ayala (D) - Ex-Orange County State Attorney
Jim Lewis (D) - Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Daniel Uhlfelder (D) - Attorney & Anti-DeSantis Activist

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO):
Jimmy Patronis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Adam Hattersley (D) - Ex-State Rep., Engineer, Iraq War Veteran & '20 US Rep Candidate

Bob Graham - 1978

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
[ Nikki Fried (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2022. ]
Naomi Esther Blemur (D) - Accountant & Democratic Activist
J.R. Gaillot (D) - Policy Consultant, '12 US Rep Nominee & '16 St Rep Candidate
Ryan Morales (D) - Marketing Consultant, & '18/'20 St Rep Candidate
James Shaw (R) - Trucking Company Owner & Real Estate Investor
Wilton Simpson (R) - State Senate President & Farmer


STATE LEGISLATURE:

Anti-Dempsey Barron - 1978

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Marco Rubio (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ricardo De La Fuente (D) - Businessman, California Resident & Frequent Candidate
Val Demings (D) - Congresswoman & Retired Orlando Police Chief
Brian Rush (D) - Ex-State Rep.
William Sanchez (D) - Attorney & Nonprofit Group Founder
Dennis Misigoy (L) - Community Activist & '20 US Rep Candidate
Steven B. Grant (NPA) - Boynton Beach Mayor & Attorney
Tuan Nguyen (NPA) - Telecommunications Professional
Uloma Uma Expete (WI)
Edward Gray (WI) - Conservative Activist
Howard Knepper (WI) - Real Estate Developer & Frequent Candidate
Moses Quiles (WI) - Security Technician

Bob Graham - 1978

Rick Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.
Bernard Korn (D) - Realtor, Ex-Police Officer & Frequent Candidate
Jim Davis (WI) - Code Enforcement Officer, USMC Veteran & Trump Campaign Activist


U.S. CONGRESS:

** New 2022 Districts Used Below **

District 1:
Matt Gaetz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bryan Jones (R) - Pilot, Gym Owner & Air National Guard Officer
Mark Lombardo (R) - Ex-FedEx Executive, Pilot & Vietnam War Veteran
Greg Merk (R) - Test Pilot, Retired USAF/Navy Officer & '20 Candidate
Rebekah Jones (D) - Ex-State Health Department Data Analyst & Whistleblower
Peggy Schiller (D) - Attorney, Retired Businesswoman & Democratic Activist

District 2:
Neal Dunn (R)* - Old CD-2 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
Al Lawson (D)*
- Old CD-5 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)

District 3:
Kat Cammack (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Manuel Asensio (R) - Businessman & Ex-Stock Broker/Dealer
Justin Waters (R) - Attorney & Navy Veteran
Danielle Hawk (D) - Higher Education Professional & Community Activist
Tom Wells (D) - Scientist & Frequent Candidate
Linda Brooks (NPA) - Amateur Historian

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
** New Seat - No Incumbent **
Tony Hill (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Army Veteran & Labor Union Activist
LaShonda "LJ" Holloway (D) - Businesswoman, Ex-Congressional Aide & '16/'20 Candidate
Erick Aguilar (R) - College Professor, Retired Naval NCO & '20 Candidate
Aaron Bean (R) - State Senate President Pro Tempore & Auctioneer
Jon Chuba (R) - Insurance Contract Analyst
Gary Koniz (WI) - Retired Journalist, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 5:
John Rutherford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Luna Lopez (R) - Psychologist & GOP Activist
Mara Macie (R) - Stay-Home Parent

District 6:
Mike Waltz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Charlie Davis (R) - Mortgage Banker
Joe Hannoush (L) - Info Systems Professional & '20 State Rep Nominee

District 7:
[ Stephanie Murphy (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Tatiana Fernandez (D) - Businesswoman
Karen Green (D) - State Democratic Party Vice Chair & Political Consultant
Al Krulick (D) - Teacher, Theater Professional & Frequent Candidate
Allek Pastrana (D) - Cyber Engineer
Erika Benfield (R) - Ex-DeBary City Commissioner, Interior Decorator & '20 St Rep Candidate
Brady Duke (R) - Pastor & Navy Veteran
Ted Edwards (R) - Ex-Orange County Commissioner & Attorney
Cory Mills (R) - Businessman & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Rusty Roberts (R) - Ex-Lobbyist & Ex-Congressional Aide
Anthony Sabatini (R) - State Rep., Attorney, National Guard Officer & QAnon Conspiracy Theorist
Al Santos (R) - Businessman & Retired Army Officer
Scott Sturgill (R) - Businessman & '18 Candidate
Cardon Pompey (WI) - Pastor & '21 NYC Mayor Candidate

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
Bill Posey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Danelle Dodge (D) - Technology Consultant & Community Activist
Joanne Terry (D) - Engineer

District 9:
Darren Soto (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jose Castillo (R) - Businessman & '20 Candidate
Adianis Morales (R) - Pastor, Political Organizer & Trump Campaign Activist
Sergio Ortiz (R) - Mortgage Banker, Pastor & '20 Candidate

District 10:
[ Val Demings (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2022. ]
Jack Achenbach (D) - Registered Dietician & Personal Chef
Jeff Boone (D) - Financial Executive & Bitcoin Investor
Randolph Bracy (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Businessman
Corrine Brown (D) - Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Educator & Felon
Maxwell Frost (D) - Gun Control Activist & Musician
Terence Gray (D) - Pastor
Alan Grayson (D) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Natalie Jackson (D) - Attorney, Navy Veteran & BLM Activist
Khalid Muneer (D) - Real Estate Broker & '20 County Property Appraiser Candidate
Teresa Tachon (D) - Teacher
Lateresa "L.A." Jones (R) - Life Coach & Frequent Candidate
Tuan Le (R) - Businessman, Cafe Owner & Electrical Engineer
Thuy Lowe (R) - Medical Transportation Company Owner & '14/'16 Candidate
Willie Montague (R) - Christian Nonprofit Group CEO, Life Coach & '20 Candidate
Peter Weed (R) - Businessman & Screenwriter
Calvin Wimbish (R) - Retired Army Colonel & Sales Manager
Jason Holic (NPA) - Businessman
Usha Jain (NPA) - Physician & Frequent Candidate

District 11:
Dan Webster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Laura Loomer (R) - Alt-Right Blogger, Anti-Muslim Activist & '20 Candidate
Gavriel Soriano (R) - Kosher Brewery Operations Manager
Shante Munns (D) - Businesswoman & High School Coach
Kevin Porter (NPA)

Reubin Askew for Governor / Jim Williams for Lt. Gov. - 1970

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Leiser (R) - HVAC Technician
Jack Martin (R) - Pastor, Mental Health Counselor & '16 Candidate
Brian Perras (R) - Actor, Navy Veteran & '20 Candidate in California
Sid Preskitt (R) - Commercial Diving Contractor & Boat Captain
Kim Walker (D) - IT Professional, Ex-Correctional Officer & Army/USAF Veteran
Charles Smith (WI)

District 13:
[ Charlie Crist (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2022. ]
Eric Lynn (D) - Ex-US Defense Dept Official & '16 St Rep Nominee
Kevin Hayslett (R) - Attorney
Moneer Kheireddine (R) - Recent College Graduate & Freelance Writer
Anna Paulina Luna (R) - Businesswoman, USAF Veteran & '20 Nominee
Amanda Makki (R) - Attorney, Lobbyist, Ex-Congressional Aide & '20 Candidate
Christine Quinn (R) - Businesswoman, QAnon Conspiracy Theorist` & '16/'20 Nominee
Frank Craft (L) - Florist
Jacob Curnow (WI) - Gamer & '20 Candidate
Dwight Young (WI) - Public Safety Employee, National Guard Veteran & '16 US Sen Candidate

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Christopher Bradley (D) - IT Professional
James Judge (R) - Businessman & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran - Disqualified/Lawsuit Pending
Sam Nashagh (R) - Project Manager, USMC Reserve Officer & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Jerry Torres (R) - Retired Defense Contractor & Army Veteran

District 15:
** New Seat - No Incumbent **
Demetrius Grimes (R) - Retired Navy Officer, Afghan War Veteran & GOP Activist
Laurel Lee (R) - Ex-Secretary of State & Ex-Circuit Judge
Kevin "Mac" McGovern (R) - Retired Navy Captain, Consultant & Commercial Pilot
Kelli Stargel (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Property Manager
Jackie Toledo (R) - State Rep. & Transportation Engineer
Gavin Brown (D) - Political Consultant & Ex-Theater Company Executive
Alan Cohn (D) - Ex-TV News Anchor, Communications Consultant & '14/'20 Nominee
Eddie Geller (D) - Video Producer & Comedian
Cesar Ramirez (D) - Banking Manager, Financial Fraud Investigator & Army Veteran
Bill VanHorn (D) - Retired Postal Worker, Ex-Union Shop Steward & Navy Veteran

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Martin Hyde (R) - Businessman & MAGA Activist
Jan Schneider (D) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & Frequent Candidate
Ralph Hartman (WI)

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
Greg Steube (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrea Doria Kale (D) - Retired Technology Professional & Democratic Activist
Theodore "Pink Tie" Murray (NPA) - Progressive Activist & '20 Candidate

District 18:
Scott Franklin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kenny Hartpence (R) - Network Engineer
Jennifer Raybon (R) - Attorney
Wendy Schmeling (R) - Pastor
Eddie Tarazona (R) - Cigar Company Owner & Army Veteran
Keith Hayden Jr. (NPA)
Lenny Serratore (WI) - Airport Operations Supervisor, '21 Candidate & '20 County Comm Candidate

District 19:
Byron Donalds (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Huff (R) - Professional Engineer
Cindy Banyai (D) - Organizational Consultant, College Professor & '20 Nominee
Patrick Post (WI) - '12/'20 Candidate

District 20:
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dale Holness (D) - Ex-Broward County Commissioner, Ex-Lauderhill Commissioner & '21 Candidate
Anika Omphroy (D) - State Rep. & Ex-Talk Show Host
Drew Montez Clark (R) - Businessman & '20 St Rep Candidate

District 21:
Brian Mast (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeff Buongiorno (R) - Technology Professional
Melissa Martz (R) - Attorney & Yoga Instructor
Ljubo Skrbic (R) - Health Consultant
Corinna Balderramos Robinson (D) - Retired Army Officer, Iraq War Veteran & '14 Candidate

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 22:
Lois Frankel (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Deb Adeimy (R) - Financial Advisor
Peter Arianas (R) - Businessman & Realtor
Rod Dorilas (R) - Attorney & Navy Veteran
Dan Franzese (R) - Investment Executive & GOP Activist
Carrie Lawlor (R) - Financial Advisor

District 23:
[ Ted Deutch (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Allen Ellison (D) - Corporate Development Consultant & Frequent Candidate
Michaelangelo Hamilton (D) - Recent College Graduate & Sole-Proprietor Call Service Owner
Hava Holzhauer (D) - Attorney, Ex-ADL Regional Director & '10 St Rep Candidate
Jared Moskowitz (D) - Broward Co Commissioner, Ex-FL Emergency Management Dir. & Ex-St Rep
Ben Sorensen (D) - Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner, Navy Reserve Officer, Consultant & Pastor
Mike Trout (D) - Musician, Progressive Activist & Frequent Candidate
Joe Budd (R) - Financial Advisor & MAGA Activist
Darlene Cerezo-Swaffar (R) - Insurance Agency Owner, QAnon Conspiracy Theorist & '20 Candidate
Steve Chess (R) - Chiropractor
Christy McLaughlin (R) - Law School Graduate & '20 Candidate
Myles Perrone (R) - Lawn Sprinkler Contractor
Jim Pruden (R) - Attorney & '20 Nominee
Ira Weinstein (R) - Retired Attorney, Businessman & Jewish Community Activist
Mark Napier (NPA) - Retired Army Officer & Ex-CIA Officer
Christine Scott (NPA) - Sole Proprietor, QAnon Conspiracy Theorist & '20 Candidate

District 24:
Frederica Wilson (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Kevin Harris (D) - Police Officer
Jesus Navarro (R) - Businessman
Lavern Spicer (R) - Nonprofit Executive, QAnon Conspiracy Theorist & '20 Nominee

US Senator Dick Stone - 1980

District 25:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Millwee (D) - Accountant
Carla Spalding (R) - Nurse, Realtor, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Rubin Young (R) - Ex-Legislative Aide, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 26:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Darren Aquino (R) - Actor, Disabilities Activist, QAnon Conspiracy Theorist & '20 Candidate
Christine Olivo (D) - Ex-Church Youth Director, Community Activist & '20 Candidate

District 27:
Maria Elvira Salazar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Frank Polo (R) - Businessman, '20 Candidate & '18 St Rep Candidate
Angel Montalvo (D) - IT Professional & Progressive Activist
Ken Russell (D) - Miami City Commissioner & Surfboard Shop Owner
Annette Taddeo (D) - State Sen., Businesswoman, '16 US Rep Nom & '14 Lt Gov Nom

District 28:
Carlos Gimenez (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Carlos Garin (R) - Actor & MAGA Activist
K.W. Miller (R) - MAGA Activist
Robert Asencio (D) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Police Officer, Army Veteran & '20 County Comm Candidate
Juan Paredes (D) - Computer Programmer
Jeremiah Schaffer (WI) - Defense Contractor & Retired Navy Veteran



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Jack Eckerd for Governor - Paula Hawkins for Lt Governor - 1978

Constitution Party of Florida (C)
Florida Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of Florida (G)
Libertarian Party of Florida (L)
Reform Party of Florida (REF)
- Alliance Party state affiliate
Republican Party of Florida (R)
Serve America Movement Party (SAM)
Unity Party of Florida (U)
Independent / No Party Affiliation (NPA)
Write-In (WI)


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State - Division of Elections


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Ed Gurney - 1968

Apalachicola Times
Boca Raton News
Bradenton Herald
Broward El Heraldo (Spanish)
Broward Times (African-American)
Broward & Palm Beach New Times (Alternative)
Cedar Key Beacon
Charlotte Sun-Herald
Citrus County Chronicle
Daily Pulp
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Destin Log
Everglades City Echo
Fernandina Beach News Leader
Florida News Center (Media News)
Florida Political Press (Conservative)
Florida Politics
Fort Lauderdale CityLink (Alternative)
Fort Lauderdale Our Independent (Gay)
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Fort Lauderdale Westside Gazette (African-American)
Fort Myers News-Press
Fort Pierce Tribune
Gadsden County Times
Gainesville Sun
Golden Gate Gazette
Hernando Today
Jacksonville Business Journal
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union
Jupiter Courier
Key West Citizen
Lake City Reporter
Lakeland Ledger
Leesburg Daily Commercial
Marathon Keynoter
Marco Daily News / Marco Island Eagle
Melbourne Florida Today
Miami Herald
Miami el Nuevo Herald (Spanish)
Miami Independent Media Center (Progressive)
Miami Jewish Star Times
Miami New Times (Alternative)
Miami-Dade County Campaigns and Politics
Naples Daily News
Northwest Florida Daily News
Ocala Star-Banner
Orlando Sentinel
Palatka Daily News
Palm Beach Post
Panama City News-Herald
Pasco News
Pensacola News Journal
Political Gateway - Florida
Ponte Vedra Beach & Jacksonville Beaches Leader
Post on Politics
St. Augustine Record
St. Petersburg Times -
(Political News - Political Blog)
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sayfie Review (Politics)
Sebring News-Sun
South Florida Blade (GLBT)
South Florida Daily Business Review
South Florida Business Journal
Southwest Florida Business News
Stuart News
Sumter County Times
Sunshine State News (Conservative)
Tallahassee Democrat
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa Bay Online
Tampa Tribune
Tampa Weekly Planet (Alternative)
Vero Beach Press Journal
Winter Haven News Chief
Ybor City Stogie

Janet Reno for Governor - 2002

WBBH TV-2 (NBC - Ft. Myers)
WINK TV-11 (CBS - Ft. Myers)
WCJB TV-20 (ABC - Gainesville)
WJXT TV-4 (IBS - Jacksonville)
WJXX TV-25 / WTLV TV-12 (ABC/NBC - Jacksonville)
WBZL TV-39 (WB - Miami)
WFOR TV-4 (CBS - Miami)
WSVN TV-7 (FOX - Miami)
WTVJ TV-6 (NBC - Miami)
WPLG TV-10 (ABC - Miami)
WINZ AM 940 Radio (Miami)
WESH TV-2 (NBC - Orlando)
WFTV TV-9 (ABC - Orlando)
WKMG TV-6 (IBS - Orlando)
WJHG TV-7 (NBC - Panama City)
WEAR TV-3 (ABC - Pensacola)
WCTV TV-6 (CBS - Tallahassee)
WTXL TV-27 (ABC - Tallahassee)
WFLA TV-8 (NBC - Tampa)
WFTS TV-28 (ABC - Tampa)
WTSP TV-10 (CBS - Tampa)
WTVT TV-13 (FOX - Tampa)
WPBF TV-25 (IBS - West Palm Beach)
WPTV TV-5 (NBC - West Palm Beach)

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